Last week Jon Stewart ripped CNN a new one when they reported that someone was arrested for the Boston Marathon Bombing, but they were wrong. Well after that gaffe, they were very cautious that they didn’t make any more mistakes. By doing so they gave The Daily Show host a lot to work with, and he ran with it…boy did he run with it. But then again he really didn’t have to say much because the most trusted name in news was funny all on their own. Especially when a tired Susan Candiotti made an analogy that will leave you as speechless as it did the Comedy Central host.
Now I am not making light of what happened in Boston, what I want is all of the news agencies to take the news more seriously and be more responsible when they are reporting on horrific events.
Ever since Brad Paisely and LL Cool J sang their song Accidental Racist at the ACMs, people can’t stop talking about it and even parodying it. Well yesterday Stephen Colbert did his version of it on The Colbert Report with Alan Cummin called Oopsie-Daisy Homophobe. I think anyone who plans on making their version of the song should stop now because these two guys killed it and no one can top it.
Yesterday CNN rushed to the air saying that their sources told them there was an arrest made in the Boston Marathon Bombing. Well the “Most Trusted Name in News” was wrong and Jon Stewart took the opportunity to rip them a new one because of that on The Daily Show.
While I am not making light of what happened in Boston on Monday, I think all of these news agencies need to go back to the logic of it is better to be right than to be first. Jumping the gun has led to several news organizations to air misinformation and it needs to stop now before something horrible comes out of their mistakes. We turn to you for the facts and your correct reporting, not because you were the first ones on the air with the news. Only you give a sh!t about that, we don’t. We just care about the news and you should try to remember that when you are reporting breaking news.
Now I am going to step down from my Soap Box and say that I laughed so hard at that Jon Stewart’s take on it that I actually cured my headache. They say laughing is the best medicine and they are right. So the next time you have a headache, take two Jon Stewart videos and call me in the morning.
The Daily Show will be without Jon Stewart this summer because he is taking 8 weeks off starting in June to direct a serious film he wrote called Rosewater. Comedy Central described the movie based on Maziar Bahari’s book as “a journalist’s story of his entry into the family business – government imprisonment and political incarceration in Iran.” So I guess you can say the show has really influenced him because when I saw him do his comedy before he did the Daily Show it was mostly about his cat.
And for those of you who are wondering who will be replacing him, that job is going to John Oliver. So we will still have a John hosting the show.
Next week on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert is having his dream week. That’s because it is Hobbit Week on his Comedy Central show at 11:30p. He will be interviewing Sir Ian McKellan (Gandalf; 12/3), Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins; 12/4), director Peter Jackson (12/5) and Andy Serkis (Gollum; 12/6) and you know he will be trying to get as much information out of them as possible. Granted he probably knows more about the movie then they do.
So you have to tune in to see Colbert be happier about something more than a Republican in the top position. I am sure he will be so cute as he talks to all of the about the movie that comes out on December 14th and stars Stephen Colbert…in a very tiny role!
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday and boy do those two know how to enter a room! It took them almost two and a half minutes from when they were introduced until they were seated and it was worth every second! Even without saying a word those two know how to steal a show!
BTW I love when the ABC late night host told The Daily Show and The Colbert Report host that his kids get most of their political information from them and was surprised by the way they reacted to it.
You are not a true celebrity until South Park makes fun of you and tomorrow night Honey Boo Boo and Mama June will make their debut on the animated Comedy Central show. I really hope that what Trey Parker and Matt Stone have planned for our new favorite family is even better than what you and I imagine that they will do to them!
BTW how scary is it how much the cartoon version of Mama June looks just like the real one! Even her expression is the same.
Daniel Tosh is pretty animated on Tosh.0, so it makes sense his next project on the network would be an animated one. Tonight at 10:30p Brickleberry debuts on Comedy Central and this show does things that no cartoon has ever done before. I thought that Drawn together pushed the envelope, but it ain’t got nothing on this one. I mean the show starts off with animals f*cking in all different type of positions and just continues to go there from that point on.
So what is this show about besides doing things that no cartoon thought it could do. Brickleberry National Forrest is run by the most dysfunctional rangers in the world. If they don’t straighten up their acts, they will all be looking for new jobs. So they bring in one of the best rangers from Yellowstone Park and the Ranger of the Month for like ever is afraid she will steal his title away from him. So he does whatever he can to stop here and there will be blood, lots and lots of blood. Did I mention that they actually talk about periods on the show. Yeah it goes there. I seriously can’t even describe how wrong this show is, but I will tell you it is freaking funny as all heck.
Plus there is a talking bear, and that has to make you want to watch it. Unless I tell you he is raped by a redneck and that might make you change your mind. If it does, then I am lying. But I am not lying when I tell you, I really love this show.
Daniel Tosh Tweeted the above cute picture and said “Worst crowd this year. I had to end every joke with ‘Treat’” Even though he said the magic word, you can tell they were like his yucks were nothing to bark at. I wonder how they would’ve reacted if ended every joke with word rape. Too soon?
Now when it comes to that scandal, and maybe because I fan of his but I will opt to defend him. Look rape jokes are never funny and what he said to that woman was 100% wrong, but I honestly think he was caught up in the adrenaline and didn’t think he before he spoke. He apologized for the stupid joke, so let’s move on. Now he does it again then we can burn him at the stake. Although he might like that?
Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on Obamacare and CNN and Fox reported the wrong decision on their air at first. Well two of the most trusted names in news Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert ripped the band-aid off of their big booboos. Let’s just the Comedy Central men were not gentle when they took that that old bandage off the news networks very hairy arms. Ouch.
Seriously why didn’t the reporters and the producers insist on reading the documents before they reported what was decided. I mean I know most of the time the big news is on the first page, but as they learned the very hard way it isn’t always the way. Good thing Obamacare is still in effect because all the people who screwed up yesterday are going to need that health insurance when they fired for being a scapegoat. I mean if the news networks insisted on being right over first, the error would not have happened. Right?